The Most Beautiful Goodbye
|The Most Beautiful Goodbye|
|Hangul||세상에서 가장 아름다운 이별|
|Developed by||Studio Dragon|
|Written by||Noh Hee-kyung|
|Directed by||Hong Jong-chan|
|Country of origin||South Korea|
|No. of episodes||4|
|Executive producer(s)||Kim Kyu-tae|
|Production company(s)||GT:st (formerly GT Entertainment)|
|Picture format||1080i (HDTV)|
|Audio format||Dolby Digital|
|Original release||December 9 –|
December 17, 2017
|Related shows||The Most Beautiful Goodbye in the World (MBC, 1996)|
The Most Beautiful Goodbye (Korean: 세상에서 가장 아름다운 이별; RR: Sesangeseo Gajang Areumdawoon Yibyeol; lit. The Most Beautiful Goodbye in the World) is a 2017 South Korean television series starring Won Mi-kyung, Choi Ji-woo, Kim Young-ok and Choi Min-ho. It is a remake of the drama of the same name by Noh Hee-kyung that aired in 1996 on MBC. The series airs on tvN every Saturdays and Sundays at 21:00 (KST) for 4 episodes.
A self-sacrificing mother who receives a terminal cancer diagnosis and prepares to say goodbye to her family. Her illness brings her family together for the first time, to support her at the very end of her life.
- Won Mi-kyung as Kim In-hee
- a wife and mother diagnosed with late-stage terminal cancer who has devoted her entire adult life to her ungrateful family.
- In-hee's daughter.
- Yoo Dong-geun as Jung Cheol
- In-hee's husband.
- Kim Young-ok as Grandma
- In-hee's mother-in-law who has Alzheimer.
- In-hee's rebellious son.
- Jung-soo love interest.
- Yeom Hye-ran as Yang-soon
- The series was originally scheduled to air on MBC in commemoration of the original series, but due to a strike of the former's employees, it was transferred to tvN.
- It is directed by Hong Jong-chan, who also directed Noh's Dear My Friends.
In this table, the blue numbers represent the lowest ratings and the red numbers represent the highest ratings.
|Ep.||Original broadcast date||Average audience share|
|1||December 9, 2017||3.248%||4.047%||3.2%|
|2||December 10, 2017||3.888%||4.101%||3.7%|
|3||December 16, 2017||3.346%||3.713%||3.7%|
|4||December 17, 2017||6.176%||6.214%||6.0%|
- This drama airs on a cable channel/pay TV which normally has a relatively smaller audience compared to free-to-air TV/public broadcasters (KBS, SBS, MBC and EBS).
- The Most Beautiful Goodbye 네 엄마라서 행복해 171209 EP.1. YouTube (in Korean). tvN Drama. November 21, 2017. Retrieved November 24, 2017.
- ‘세상에서 가장 아름다운 이별’ 최지우-최민호 출연 확정 (공식). SE Daily (in Korean). October 19, 2017.
- "Actress Choi Ji-woo cast in remake series written by star writer". Kpop Herald. October 19, 2017.
- "[공식입장] tvN 측 "김영옥·원미경, 노희경 '세상에서~' 출연확정"". Osen (in Korean). October 16, 2017.
- "Nielsen Korea". AGB Nielsen Media Research (in Korean). Retrieved December 10, 2017.
- "TNMS 홈페이지에 오신 것을 환영합니다". TNmS (in Korean). Retrieved December 10, 2017.
- Official website (in Korean)
- The Most Beautiful Goodbye at HanCinema
- The Most Beautiful Goodbye at Daum (in Korean)